Congo election: Opposition leader Martin Faluyu vows to challenge results in court

Fayulu told CNN the results from the December 30 vote are “not consistent with the truth” and vowed to go to court Saturday morning in the capital of Kinshasa. He was widely expected to win the election but suffered a shocking defeat Thursday when the electoral commission for the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced…

DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Martin Fayulu said the declared winner had been nominated to perpetrate the Kabila regime The defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo’s presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court. Martin Fayulu told the BBC the people of the nation deserved to know the truth of the election, which…

Macron Vows Order ‘Without Compromise’ in Rebuke to Yellow Vest Protests

PARIS — A French president struggling to reassert his grip after weeks of violent demonstrations across the country assured citizens on Monday night that he understood their anger — but said that henceforth order would be “applied without compromise.” In a potentially pivotal moment of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron sought to calm a country shaken…

Mayweather v Nasukawa: Kickboxer confident as boxer vows to ‘entertain’ in exhibition

Tenshin Nasukawa (right) has a 27-0 record in kickboxing and a 4-0 record in MMA Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa has vowed to “take down” boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in their three-round exhibition match in Japan on Monday. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, will come out of retirement to fight Nasukawa over three rounds of…

Brazil gun laws: Bolsonaro vows to loosen ownership rules

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Practice at a Rio de Janeiro gun club: shares in one manufacturer have recently jumped Brazil’s incoming far-right president has said he will seek to issue a decree loosening the country’s gun laws. Jair Bolsonaro, who takes over on 1 January, had made the pledge a key part of…

Trump vows ‘very long’ government shutdown over border wall

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has threatened a “very long” government shutdown if Democrats do not fund his long-promised border wall. In a series of tweets on Friday, Mr Trump demanded $5bn (£4bn), which was approved by the House but is expected to fail in the Senate. “Shutdown today if Democrats do…

Putin Vows to Match Any New U.S. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Missiles

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles. The chief of staff of Russia’s military, Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov, echoed those remarks, saying that any European countries where the United States stationed intermediate-range missiles, such as Poland…

China-US trade: China vows speedy action on trade commitments

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese officials have said they are “confident in implementing” trade commitments made to the US “as soon as possible”, without giving details. An ongoing trade war has seen both countries impose duties on billions of dollars of one another’s goods. Over the weekend, a temporary truce was agreed between US President…